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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Cupcake Monster - perfect for your little Monsters!

It's my turn to host this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I've gone with a nice, easy theme of  Children - so can be an image of a child or a card for a child!  I've clearly gone with a card for a child using the Cup Cake Monster from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can use him with or without the candle holders  too or you could just use them on their own! And you get the sentiment thrown in!

I've used some old papers that have been in my stash for a while, details below.

WRMK Anthologie Papers
Dovecraft Funky Vintage Papers
Dinosaur Die set - Hobbycraft

Our generous sponsor this week is All Dressed Up stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their store.  
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Not Just for Christmas

There's nothing like being able to repurpose a crafty item for an occasion other than the one it was intended for!  This image is a new one from Mo's Digital Pencil and she's called Warm Christmas and I think intended for those folk who don't live in colder climes and maybe spend Christmas on the beach!  But I've used her here for best matey's birthday card as she works equally well as a spring/summer fairy!! 

And another - the die cut flowers (the smaller petals) are actually a new die set from just before Christmas from Marianne Designs and they're actually a small poinsettia set but I think they reflect the flower kisses that our girl is blowing!!  Full list of Marianne goodness below, including this fabulous new border die set!

Marianne Products Used

Border die set - LR0637 - NEW!
Frame die set - LR0376
Large Flower Die set -CR1493 - NEW!
Small Poinsettia Flower Die set - CR1478
Sentiment from Group Hugs stamp set - CS1011

And the papers are from a Recollection book that was intended for journalling but I just liked the papers so have repurposed those as well!

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Mo's Digital Pencil Fairy Cards in Making Cards Magazine February edition.

Delighted to have some cards using Mo's Digital Pencil Fairy images in the February edition of Making Cards Magazine here in the UK.   A little sneak peek here of one of my cards!

Hugs, Juliexx

Woodware Monsters Stamp

I bought this stamp from Woodware a while ago but this is my first time of colouring it up - perfet though for my great nephew's 5th birthday!

I also managed to use some really old 12 x 12 papers from Basic Grey that I had - so think I did quite well in using stuff in my stash!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Marianne New January Products

Isn't this new Butterfly Fold Die set just fantastic from Marianne Designs!  It makes such a beautiful frame and adds some lovely dimension to a card.  My list of products used is below and you can also find  step by step instructions on how to make it on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

There's nothing about the new January collection I don't like, in fact, from the papers to the border die set - all fabulous!

Marianne Products Used

Butterfly Fold Dies -LR0638 - NEW!
Lace Border Die Set - LR0637 -  NEW!
Flower Die Set - CR1493 - NEW!
Brocante Summer Papers - PK9166 -  NEW!
Sentiment - Group Hugs Stamp set - CS1011

Butterfly Hugs!


Saturday, 18 January 2020

Little Match Girl - red version

Just realised I hadn't posted this card using Mo's Match Girl, this time coloured in red. I just love her!

The layout is fairly similar to the green version that I posted here before Christmas. This time I've used the free-standing candles from Marianne Designs rather than the candle bridge, details below

Double Stitched Oval Die  - CR1467
Candle Die set - CR1425

Have a great weekend whatever you're up to.


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Animals - new challenge at Passion for Promarkers

Tuesdays are new challenge days at Passion for Promarkers and this week it's the turn of my lovely teamie, Sue, to choose the theme- which is a fab, easy one of animals!  I've gone with this House Mouse rubber stamp - love his cuddly tummy after all that pizza!!

The papers are DCWV Safari Chic Mat Stack, the sentiment is by Woodware and there's a few Marianne Dies as listed below.

Marianne Products Used

Oak Tree Trunk Dies - CR1338
Grass Border  Die set  - CR1335
Tag Die - Big/Little Tag Die set - CR1353

 You can check out the makes by my teamies here at Passion for Promarkers.  Do come and play along - we have a fab sponsor this week- our very Cowling and Wilcox, the makers of our wonderful Promarkers!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Saved Herself

Morning folks and Happy Saturday!  I love this image from Mo's Digital Pencil - partly because of the expression on her face and also because of the sentiment that comes with it!!   This is Saved Herself and doesn't she just look the business!

The dies are all Marianne, list below, and the papers are from Prima.

Oval Lace Frame Die - CR1446
Gates Die - LR0613
Book Die - LR0253

I used half of the book die for the sentiment and  cut the actual page by hand using the die as a guide.  Oh, and the cutlass is a really old Quickcutz die ( I think!).

Have a great weekend everyone - we have Emily and her partner, Jack, back home for a few days to celebrate her 25th birthday!  Can't believe she's 25!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

A little bit of Mixed Media

Something a bit different from me today - using an inky background made with Distress Oxides, and then stamped using a Prima stamp, and some Marianne Mixed Media Stamps -the splodges (Tiny Mixed Media stamps - Watercolour, MM1615,  and the butterflies, (Tiny's Butterflies 2 - MM1614).

I've then punched out lots of tiny flowers and butterflies from the same background papers and finished off with a little Stickles at the centre of each flower.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 4 January 2020

New Year New Baby Card

My first post for 2020 so Happy New Year everyone and appropriately perhaps, I've a new baby card for you using Jessie from Mo's Digital Pencil. I kept things fairly simple with just a couple of die cuts from Marianne Design (Duck Rattle LR0307  and Safety Pin LR0217).

The sentiments with dies and stamps are all from Paper Trey Ink.

We intend to our decorations down today - it's nice to get back into normal routines and make non-Christmas themed cards.  Having said that I feel determined to make at least one Christmas card a week so that I don't have the mad rush at the end of the year - watch this space!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers - midway reminder!

This may be the last card I post this side of Christmas and it's for your midway reminder for the month long Mega Challenge that we hold at Passion for Promarkers at this time of year.   It's a bumper challenge with an Anything Goes theme with a list of prizes from our sponsors that just seems to go on and on!!

I've used Miles in Winter for my card ( need I say from Mo's Digital Pencil!) with a full list of Marianne goodies again (below).

Marianne Products Used

Christmas Frame Die Set - LR0627 - NEW!
Swedish Winter Papers - PK9159
Sentiment - Happy Holidays set - CS1009
Squirrel Die - CR1340

 The challenge runs for a whole month and ends on 7th January 2020! 

  You are welcome to make Christmas creations but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
Di's Digital Stamps
Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

How amazingly generous are our sponsors!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Moments!

I made a couple of cards this Christmas using this fun image, Kitten Christmas from Mo's Digital Pencil - I'm sure  it's a familiar sight for many of you with cats!

There's  a full list of Marianne products used too!
Marianne Products Used

Lattice Frame Die Set - LR0483
Poinsettias Die - CR1478
Papers - Berry Xmas - PB7053
Sentiment Set - Happy Holidays - CS1009

And then in the green colourway.

Have fun!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Mo's Tot with Presents

I do love this little cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil - Tot with Presents.   And you get the sentiment too!
I've kept it fairly simple with just a Poinsettia Die from Marianne Designs - CR1478 - and a sledge which I think is from Joy crafts.

Busy day today, getting ready for our Em's homecoming tomorrow - - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Marianne Designs Christmas Silhouette stamps

I've made a few cards this year using this fabulous  silhouette stamp set from Marianne Designs (CS1039).

I make batches of the backgrounds with Distress Oxides never really knowing what you're gonna get, and sometimes they look a bit messy but then you stamp them and you get lovely scenes with that look so pretty!  I admit though, I think I may have a been a bit heavy-handed with the snow on some of them!!

We're just about getting there for Christmas - Em comes home on Sunday and then we will be in full celebration mode!!

Hugs, Juliexx